Longrow 13-year-old

Overall rating
87.64/100
votes
438
Whiskybase ID
WB149495
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Red
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Bourbon / Sherry + Chilean Cab. Sauv.
Number of bottles
9000
Strength
51.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
20/08
Barcode
610854004699
Added on
20 feb 2020 10:27 pm by Dris
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 323.75

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Whisky reviews for Longrow 13-year-old

91 users have left 94 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.64 points.

  1. marsatwar123 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. EvilAFI scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    While the Pinot Noir is my favorite this may be 2nd place. Strawberries and funk with nice oak and spice.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Stewed strawberries, light tire rubber, vanilla frosting
    • Taste
      89 89
      Medium peat (clean), baking spice, funk, oak, sweetness is trying to poke through with more stewed red fruits
    • Finish
      90 90
      The peat/spice/funk lingers quite some time, after all the strawberries come back in a candied form now with vanilla again (campino candies)

  3. tancerz11111 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Gregorsky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Jimbeau scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. etwa77 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    I really like it! I find that it manages to find the balance between the power of the red fruits and the green lime acidity with the dirty peatiness and the oiliness of the liquid. This wine-whisky marriage is soo difficult to create without dissonant notes. Water releases more aromas in the nose, bringing forward the dirty note in the taste. I wish i had a bottle, to be able to make up my mind which i prefer. Alas, i have to make do with a 5 cl sample! I undestand the users who score into the 87-88.. and i add extra points for deliciousness. The fact that i am drinking this while watching The amber light documentary also helps :)

  7. Dre73 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Drinkable, pretty smooth dram. A lot of red fruits, with a nice smoky touch. Not very complex or mindblowing, but a steady, good whisky.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Pretty smooth, nutty, chocolate, some red fruits, no alcohol punch. Roasted meat on the background. Later on some more woodsmoke.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Smooth, a little sparkle, stingy on the tongue. Red fruits, berries, some more chocolate, a touch of bitterness, orange zest.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Smooth again, red fruits, berries, some kind of smoke, slightly ashy. Later on some more winey sourness, medium long finish.

  8. Willum scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Gregorsky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. MarcinCh scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Deep copper color. Oily whisky.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Full and intense. A whole range of fruits. Quite fresh initially, through red to dark. Then a subtle smoke. Traces of salt. Vanilla. Sweet cream. Red currant, raspberry, and strawberry. A bit of white pepper.
    • Taste
      87 87
      A little smoke. Traces of citrus. Then the red fruit. More smoke, even soot, tar. Clear peat. Spices. Black pepper. Seaweed.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Seaweed. Peat. Tar. Soot. Spices. White pepper. Dessert chocolate, but with a smoky flavor. Long finish.

  11. glen efze scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Longrow Red - the holy grail of Campbeltown whiskys (or is that the Springbank Local Barley)? Who knows. Definitely one of those whiskys that stirs spirits as well, being sold in shops at prices way above the distillery's suggested retail price or UK prices. So we're being ripped off. And why do the dealers do that (ok, not all...)? Because they can, because we (ok, not all...) play this unworthy game.

    And the whisky? Aged for 10 years in bourbon barrels and refill sherry hogsheads, then aged for three years in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels from Chile and bottled at cask strength in 9,000 bottles with a wonderful red-gold colour. Of course not chill-filtered or even colored, we are at Springbank.

    www.glen-efze.de
    • Nose
      fantastic. The aroma in the nose is actually fantastic. The smoke is not aggressive or smoky, it beautifully envelops the flavors and gives them strength. There are ripe fruits, cherries and red wine notes, there is warm wood, there is the smoky Campbeltown note, the funk - but here in the elegant version. Freshly showered with red wine soap, he still cannot deny his true origins from the questionable neighborhoods of Campbeltown. fantastic.
    • Taste
      The taste is 51.6% vol. strong but not annoying. A few drops of water won't hurt. It comes a rich chocolate filled with cherry jam, red wine cream with caramel - but then comes the curse of the wine barrels: sulphur. It's appalling, this great whisky - like so many others - is being killed by sulphur. I have no idea whether others really don't like it or even find it delicious: here it destroys a wonderful whisky. This is murder! I can put it aside a bit, it doesn't spoil the whisky like some other bottles do. But it is not tasty and it spoils this great whisky.
    • Finish
      Some wood, some red wine, everything wrapped in delicious smoke from the fireplace, the cherry tarts are ready - and then the plague comes through the window from the sulfur booth next door.

      Yes, the whisky industry has a problem. Wine casks are increasingly being used for the finish, which makes sense since Cabernet Sauvignon is certainly drunk more often than Sherry. And the results are often great. But wine barrels must z. B. be preserved for the journey from Chile to Campbeltown, so that no vinegar-cucumber whisky is produced at the end. So you smoke out the barrels with sulfur candles. Sounds gross - it's gross and destroys this great whisky.

      I still enjoy it from time to time, closing my eyes in relish and leaning back – only to open them again a moment later in horror and utter a soft curse. This whisky is a missed opportunity!

  12. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    02.03.2022
    • Nose
      Medium strong, rather warm smoke, dried smoked ham, herbs, honey, caramel, dried fruit, tangerine, orange, very sweet
    • Taste
      Tangerine, orange, some grapefruit, some ash

  13. Nebuchadnezzar scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Whisky Dram, Kyiv 02/19/22
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  14. Luigisim scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  15. PeterBlair scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Original combination of intense red fruit aromas with a subtle smoke, beguiling nose that doesn't quite keep what the nose promises on the palate
    • Nose
      90 90
      Very aromatic nose: wine gum, almost beguilingly sweet fruit aromas of raspberry and strawberry, plus sour components (gooseberry, rhubarb?), well-integrated smoke note remaining in the background, then spicy parts (laurel leaves, thyme), cheesy component (not unpleasant)
    • Taste
      87 87
      Hot, a little biting, in the foreground the fruity notes, especially strawberry, smoke, "protein" taste (roux?)
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long, sharp, again strawberry, ash

  16. hzs275 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  17. JJKATED scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  18. bankimate scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  19. stalker1971 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  20. JBKwb scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  21. Odinson scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  22. Rien scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  23. Allthewhisky scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

    I am really enjoying this one as it opens up in the bottle. Fruity, smoky, bit dry, delicious Longrow essence. Bit pricey here in the US, but that is unfortunately what is expected at the moment. $125 per bottle

  24. dramidaris scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  25. Malthead19 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    COLOR: copper

    - a surprisingly mild one that is very easy to drink neat
    Paints for this higher bottling strength
    - I personally find it a little better, more voluminous,
    richer and more aromatic compared to its predecessor, the Longrow RED 13 J. MALBEC (from 2017)
    • Nose
      very pleasant fruity berry notes, surprisingly soft, aromatic, fruity for the high percentage
    • Taste
      o.Water: here, too, a surprisingly pleasant start, dry fruity aromas, oak, becoming slightly bitter, great to drink straight
    • Finish
      medium-long dry finish;
      long, dry, warm, slightly burning aftertaste

  26. Squinugie scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      84 84

  27. schengel10 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    ... no short-term finish in still damp wine barrels, no, a 3-year finish in Chilean red wine barrels - wonderfully successful ...
    [Color] = shining copper!
    • Nose
      Sweet, fresh strawberries, sour cherries, grapes, fine smoke, wood; no alcohol notes!
    • Taste
      powerful tingling start, sweet, strawberry, gooseberry, wine aromas, well integrated smoke, spices, herbs, complex;
    • Finish
      medium-long, sweet, delicate smoke, decaying dry;

  28. Keek scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  29. Apikalov scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  30. Nikilema scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  31. Astrid scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Wonderfully balanced on the nose, then still tasty but unfortunately no longer as balanced. The Cabernet Sauvignon is nicely supported with currants and green peppers. At the issue price I would have bought a whole bottle, but so ...
    • Nose
      90 90
      gentle ash and smoke from the campfire, vanilla and caramel with a little light oak, juicy pear, hints of fruity sherry, smoked ham, honey, creamy notes of black currant - clearly the signature of the South American, raisins and prunes with malt, slightly salty -mineral with a hint of yeast dough and apple, dates and cherries, mild star fruit and tangerine, cranberry and orange, hazelnut nougat, roasted aromas, butter, paprika, over time a velvety oak and clove spice comes to the fore
    • Taste
      88 88
      fruity sherry with liquid honey, smoked barley malt with ash and soot, oak wood with a sparkling spice of clove and cinnamon, dry cocoa powder with a hint of sulfur, hints of sandalwood and black smoked ham, salt and orange, black currant and cherry, oily and minerally, paprika and pepper, apple and some tobacco, raisins and bitterness, slightly nutty, caramel, wood dust
    • Finish
      88 88
      black currant and smoked barley malt, dirty ash notes and caramel, liquid blossom honey, sherry and raisins, cherries and orange, spicy oak, vanilla, salty and oily, pine needles and green peppers, pepper accents with ham, sulfur notes swing with but not disturb, roasted hazelnuts

  32. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  33. dapoinbua scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  34. dram-drinker scored this whisky 79 points Photo Moderator

    Starts quite good on the nose, unfortunately finishing like a box of leather shoes - used ones... not really enjoyable
    • Nose
      85 85
      Blood oranges, new leather couch, more red fruits, apple, pomegranate, nutty, pipe tobacco, seabreeze, whiffs of smoke
    • Taste
      78 78
      Little punchy, little sweetness, little fruity, more leather, little cigar tobacco, some sulphur, sweaty socks
    • Finish
      75 75
      Medium long, warm

  35. toklian scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N21 P22 F21 N22

  36. glenrob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  37. DeLiefhebber scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  38. wombata scored this whisky 88 points Newbie

    Interesting that it costs between 100-140 Euros in Germany. In Japan, it's now near 20,000 yen (150 Euros).

  39. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    21 22 21 22 86

    solid wine whisky, maybe a little acidity prevents it from being very good

  40. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  41. DannyDram scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Peaty ash, malty, orange, raisins, animalistic, some sulfur. Caramel, coconut, red and dark berries, chilli. Somewhat hot, warming, little depth and rather monotonous, body is barely full-bodied, aroma is medium.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  42. SAND scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    NOSE: Winey, difficult to discern the aroma elements without water. Quite a few drops of water opens it up; mineral, sweet citrus fruit candy, a little peat, (88-89p)
    TASTE: Concentrated. Water really opens it up; mineral, rather dry, some oiliness, mild pepper, (88-89p)
    FINISH: Sweet candy, a little black pepper, a slight herbal note (89p)
    OVERALL: Total score 89 points.

  43. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  44. thebonewolf scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The finish is real nice and takes this to the next level for me. Before the dram when I really concentrated on taking notes, I didn’t exactly get a very winey feel from this, but when focusing it did feel a lot like a wine. It was a clear wine facade over that excellent Longrow foundation, rich, smoky, and earthy.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Fruit, musty sweet smoke.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Dry, smoky wine. Some spice.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Smoke, wood, spice ramped up. Fades into a dry, fruity linger. Long.

  45. Tordeaux scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  46. ChrisE scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  47. BLX scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Great nose, char, burned wood embers, strawberry and rose petal. Taste has chocolate roses, star anise. Finish is lovely and long.

  48. geriud scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  49. Igitor scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  50. rottendon scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Successful malt, very harmonious, not necessarily drinkable, requires a little more attention.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    And that's exactly what I suspected. Well recognizable as such, nice bottling!
    • Nose
      85 85
      Light smoke, mineral notes, restrained berries, rather dry, this is how it presents itself immediately after pouring. After a few moments, it continues to dry off. After standing for a long time, it initially appears much sweeter and fruity for a breath, only to dry off immediately. Hand warmth first gets the alcohol going, it bites, then comes acid and some cowshed. The smoke looks stronger. A little camphor comes up, very late hints of barbecue and sweat.
    • Taste
      89 89
      In the mouth there is a mixed picture, even if the main impression is still dry, there is also clear sweetness at play here, this light and honey-like. In addition, mint and clear smoke, especially towards the back. the fruity notes are also still there. The start is moderately strong, the mouth feel nice and dense and oily. The overall impression is very balanced.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The finish is quite long, which is mainly due to the clearly ashy impression that is spread over the whole palate after the mint has subsided with moderate acidity.

  51. Sandman scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Blood orange, peat, lube, vinous and cherry
    • Taste
      Smoke, raspberry, chocolate, burnt wood and grapefruit
    • Finish
      Medium length, nuts, earthy notes, dried fruit, hint of citrus zest and burnt h

  52. sarthur71 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  53. Maltlife scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    A sample was served. My expectations were exceeded here. However, the dates were already promising, I am pleasantly surprised.
    Great color and an exciting nose, which I don't find as less complex as other connoisseurs write here. Delicious drop, I would definitely secure a large bottle with a good course.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Great nose, it pretty much meets my taste.
      Caramel sweetness; Fruit towards cranberry; the Cabernet Sauvignon is easy to recognize, it pleases; very subtle and nicely integrated smoke; Clove; in between (as strange as it may sound) slightly fruity chewing gum (Hubba Bubba?) comes through; overall very stimulating to try the malt.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Here, too, delicious fruit; light, very pleasant smoke; I can also see a slight hint of menthol; something caramelized; spicy; leathery; delicious!
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium length; really pleasant and tasty; fruity, whereby the spicy part comes into its own here; At the very end something leathery with hints of tobacco.

  54. Expraesi scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

  55. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  56. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  57. gaboruso scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  58. Mapl scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  59. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Red fruits, creamy strawberries, jam, berries, malt, vanilla, nice flavor, pleasant peat smoke, citrus fruits, oranges, dry wood. In the empty glass you will find a slightly dirty and grubby note. Gorgeous and very versatile nose!
    • Taste
      Slightly woody, spicy, sweet red fruits, citrus notes, very pleasant peat smoke. Gigantic combination of red fruits and smoke.
    • Finish
      Warm peat smoke, slightly maritime, campfire, sweet fruits, slightly spicy, chocolate, creamy

  60. birkzehn scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  61. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Smoky wine? Well this is basically wine but whisky!!
    • Nose
      85 85
      All sort of berries plus strong smoke! Burnt cabbage.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Smoky wine!
    • Finish
      84 84
      Abit short

  62. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Cooked cabbage and overripe fruits, not very much to my liking

  63. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  64. GJR scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Good balanced longrow.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  65. Rien scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  66. Dramtastic.86 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  67. the_muskox scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Another knockout. This is packed with smoky blood-orange bacon goodness from end to end. The play between the musty peat and zingy fruit is very exciting. The texture is nice and oily as well. Don’t be dissuaded by this being a cab sav finish rather than a full maturation: there’s plenty of strong wine notes to go around. I’m not sure the dram would be any better with a full maturation rather than the 3-year finish. Did I mention that I love blood oranges?

    Nose: Loads of Longrow goodness, not completely swamped by the red wine. Malted barley, with familiar notes of sesame seeds and musty, earthy smoke. Some heavy savoury notes of braised beef and mulch. Blood orange, cherries, cassis, wine gums, raisins, and baked apples. Some cinnamon and star anise. Some very fragrant vanilla.

    Palate: Thick, oily texture. A big blast of zingy blood orange and wine gums up front. There’s plenty of salty and savoury, with loads of caramelized mushrooms, bacon, toasted nuts, and coconut. Dark thick wine notes as well. Pardon my French, but it’s something like a coq au vin sauce. The heavy industrial peat in the middle is tempered by fruity sweetness and acidity: maybe some mulled wine or apple cider. Woody spice on the development: wine tannins, dark-roasted malt, cinnamon, licorice, and overbrewed English Breakfast.

    Finish: Musty and savoury, with more dark sweetness and a zing of acidity. Loads of blood orange, some grapefruit, raisins, and a hint of crystallized pineapple. More black tea, crusty sourdough, apple cider, and licorice. Some salty bacon. Chestnut?

  68. mer1973 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  69. WhiskyBlood scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Sharp and confusing
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  70. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Intense
    Longrow Red is a series of malts finished on red wine casks. In 2013 a 11 years old on Shiraz from Australia appeared, followed by a 13 years old on Malbec casks in 2017 (I quite like this one) and in 2020 the one that is currently in my glass was released. This Longrow matured for ten years on both bourbon and sherry casks and was then put in Cabernet Sauvignon casks from the vineyard Mont Gras Intriga Estate in Alto Maipo at the foor of the Andes in Chile. The malt has a lovely red sheen.
    On the nose, the dirty side of Longrow comes first – peat, stable and hessian sacks. That is followed by some sweet and sour notes of pink grapefruit and mandarin, caramel and vanilla and finally some grains of salt. It goes up and down like a yoyo between sweet and maritime. Pretty intense and very pleasant.
    The palate is the perfect continuation of the nose. Sweet versus salty with intense flavors of citrus and red fruit (all kinds of berries and cherries), caramel and peat with a lovely, grand smoke development. I get all warm and fuzzy. Nicely creamy malt, by the way. And absolutely no need for water.
    The finish lasts long, keeps the mouth completely warm because of the spices, but does leave it completely dry.
    Intense is the key word here: from nose to finish. Thanks, Marcel.

  71. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 83 points Photo Moderator

    This is the worst release in the Red Series thus far. Very disappointing.:-(

    Not sure what to say, but it's very off-putting. I think there is some sulphur, but regardless it's sour and very bitter on the finish.

    I'm half way through this bottle (I gave it every opportunity to right itself) and will not drink anymore. Blah.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  72. Speedo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  73. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  74. katarn_rb scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      87 87

  75. Funtik scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  76. erwinnlim scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A nicely balanced and quite complex dram that retains some of that Campbeltown character. Value (£65) : 8/10
    • Nose
      Marine characteristics of salt and seashells. Rather earthy and phenolic peat with that heavy, dense industrial spirit coming through. Little touches of ash and maritime smoke with a touch of iodine and salinity. The influence of the Cabernet Sauvignon seems very well balanced with the prior sherry and bourbon casks. Loads of jammy red berries, sour grapes, cranberries and red cherries but also vanillins and caramel. Some hazelnuts as well. Sort of a sweet rhubarb pie and milk chocolate with unripe bananas. Oak shavings and some dried tobacco. Somewhat drying with kitchen spices such as cloves, thyme and a touch of ginger and sulphur at the end
    • Taste
      Oily and mouth coating. Strawberry jam, cranberries, sour cherries and candied orange peel. Light toffee sweetness and a very distinct note of salted butter. A milk or cream like quality to it. Tobacco and fresh leather. The peat still carries the maritime nature but also shows some tarriness as well. Some milk chocolate and more of those oak spices. The drying tannins from the wine casks are definitely present.
    • Finish
      Quite a long and drying finish, the coastal notes coming through even more here. More seabreeze and iodine. Smoked salmon and kippers. The hazelnut note returns for a moment. Some dark chocolate orange. The red fruits then fade away and make way for the rich. Ashy peat smoke and a touch of iodine take over.

  77. kikkerneve scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  78. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    So eight years later we're back at Cabernet Sauvignon. It's lighter, fruitier than that first edition. The same holds in comparison to the Cabernet Franc release and last year's Longrow Red. Well, probably compared to every previous release in this range, even though I haven't lined them all up at once. It's irresistable, even though probably not the most complex one.
    • Nose
      Rosehip, cranberry, peat and forest fruit infusion tea.
    • Taste
      Cranberry and peat.
    • Finish
      Cranberry, peat and a bit of red wine gum.

  79. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Once again, a wine barrel spoiled the molt.
    Aroma: smoked dried dates and raisins, pastries with butter cream, light wine sourness
    Taste: sour, with grassy bitterness ...
    Finish: long but sour
    85

  80. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Really very tasty, I like the dirty, nice and intense, 'should have got me a bottle ...
    • Nose
      Ui is musty, there is also a hint of sulfur in it, fresh malt, smells a bit like in the malting floor, milk chocolate, slightly sour fruit, red fruit, slightly maritime, a little citrus, vanilla, very pleasant
    • Taste
      a lot of smoke, creamy, here too sulfur, muff, red fruits, sweet, salty, it comes right after the start, the sulfur holds up well, I like the intensity, so not too dominant, raspberry, sour cherry, delicious , nice acidity, musty sulfur and red berries combined with nice smoke
    • Finish
      then nuts, chocolate, light sweet red berries, still ashy smoke on the palate

  81. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  82. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Balance (22)
    Good work, but the wine presses the base. It seems that the mole is reduced ... maybe that's how the barrels worked. In any case, a good mole, once again Springbank handsome (88)
    • Nose
      The aroma is dry, wine ... bright chocolate and pastries, berries, light smoke (very masked by wine) ... over time, a distinctive minerality, salt and citrus on the farm. The candle went out ... then the pills (hello GlenScotia) ( 22)
    • Taste
      Sweet, spicy, with notes of citrus and coniferous resin (22)
    • Finish
      The finish is fruity, spicy, method of ... dry board and pepper (22)

  83. Kuba9712 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  84. DerDennis! scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    Nicely balanced, strong, fresh whisky, with a pleasantly light smoky note and dark fruits.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  85. Kalamadei scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  86. bakerman scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Maybe my last bottle of whisky from a red wine cask. Seems that this combo never suits me, even not when filled with high quality whisky like Longrow.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      79 79

  87. Whiskydudes scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Regarding price, every whisky importer has his own policy. I know in Germany retailers had to purchase a combo deal with 1 x Longrow peated with each Longrow 13. And when you buying price is € 129 (for the combo) you cannot retail at € 85-89 as the regular Longrow peated is just worth around € 40. So don’t blame the German retailers, blame the German importer....

  88. Malt82 scored this whisky 94 points Member Junior

  89. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Last year, the Longrow 11yo Pinot Noir, a bitter-sweet part with hints of bitter betel nut.
    This year a more than successful mix of whiskys matured in bourbon, sherry and wine barrels. Although the finish in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels lasted a whole three years: the wine barrel 'does not bulge', that is: it does not become too wide in taste, does not provide menthol, and does not make the whisky on the tongue too thin. The ripening period of 13 years in total will also have contributed to this. What you often get from UA - like Rauch-Weinfass whiskys - is of no age, conceals the lack of ripeness, is cardboard-sweet, menthol-like, with a short finish.
    None of this is this 13yo longrow.
    And otherwise? Was there anything else? Oh yes, the issue price. It was GBP 57 in the Campbeltown Cadenhead Shop.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Red (berry) fruits, warmed, like red groats with sour cherries, blackberries, strawberries, currants. In addition, a subtle smoky note that is not in the foreground. This is how a wine note can be made out. Dry wood, leather, clove powder, bay leaves.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Pleasantly strong start with sweet fruits that come out of the berry corner on the tongue and tend more towards Tropi Frutti - gummy bears without leaving an excessive sweetness on the tongue. The smoke from a campfire, warm and enveloping. Slightly fermented grapes, almonds. I'm waiting for the menthol note - but how lucky it is not coming. It stays thick and creamy on the tongue for a long time, providing toffee, chocolate and later a hint of cinnamon and curry.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium to long finish, still no menthol in sight. Not a bit tart, the fruit and berries still sweet, slightly dry, mild and unobtrusive smoky.

  90. chrismo did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    I could try it now. I don't understand why the whisky in Germany should cost between € 100 and € 140 (at most shops), although it was sold in Scotland for around € 65.

    A few shops in Germany have called "normal" prices up to € 75 or € 85. I would also buy a whole bottle for that, because it would be worth the taste to me. Everything about it is not worth it and there is something better / comparable for the money.

  91. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    "The whisky spent 10 years in Bourbon and Sherry casks before spending the next 3 years in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels - sourced from Mont Gras’ Intriga Estate in Alto Maipo, at the foot of the Andes in Chile."

  92. Saltmark scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Extraordinary colour, rather like a rosé wine. Only subtle smokiness in the nose. Maritime flavours with fruits. Taste starts with smoke and dry bitterness, fruity aromas follow. Reminding of wine gum. Finish with oaky bitterness and some faint saltyness.
    Adding water helps to allow those brackish Campbeltown aromas (which I personally like and often miss these days) to show.
    Despite the collectible hype this malt is worth a try.

  93. Josh71 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    I cannot understand the called up prices for German dealers of 120 EUR + x - explanations are very welcome.

    The German importer / wholesaler wants 100 EUR, ok. How does it differ from the Dutch / Belgian wholesaler, who wants around 80 EUR for a sales price of 90 EUR?

    My consequence with 120:
    Wonder, shake your head and move on.

  94. Pulleohnestulle did not rate this whisky Newbie

    Why is it possible to whisky in the UK to approx. To sell 70 euros or as you can see in Italy for at least 89 euros.
    Only once again in Germany are you trying to rip off German customers.
    Hopefully certain retailers will stay in the bottle, but unfortunately that won't happen.
    And for the money, the whisky is not worth it.

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